Buzz Williams To SMU? Not Likely

The newest rumors about the vacant SMU coaching position indicate the Mustangs are much more ambitious than was initially thought. The early candidates were an underwhelming lot, with the exception of Marquette assistant Tony Benford.

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However, Benford's boss Buzz Williams appears to be the man SMU boosters are willing to reach deep into their pockets for.

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Williams is a native of Van Alstyne (small town north of Denton), so he has some connection to the area. But he also has a $2 million dollar salary. And a program he has consistently reaching the Sweet 16. And an estimated $2.5 million buyout. Add in the fact that Marquette plays in the Big East (the conference SMU will be cellar dwelling in next year), and the move seems unlikely.

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However, it does show that the school's boosters care about becoming a relevant basketball school. If nothing else, waving a lot of money at Williams should spark some hope and interest in the program.

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